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Summer Festivals in Hampton Roads

Spring & Summer Festivals in Hampton Roads VA

Spring and Summer in Coastal Virginia bring to mind beautiful blue skies, sandy beach days, and lots of great local FESTIVALS in Hampton Roads!

Want to make sure you don’t miss your favorite upcoming Festivals? Don’t worry we have you covered!

Here is our BIG LIST of Local Spring and Summer Festivals in Hampton Roads! Most of these events are annual celebrations demonstrating the very best of Hampton Roads – including strawberries, pirates, surfing, local seafood, music and more.

Whether you are a Hampton Roads local, a family visiting for the weekend, or have just relocated to Virginia, we have some great ideas to complement your local family fun.

Most of the events on our list are family-friendly, many of them have planned activities for the kids, and if you scroll down to the very end you will also find a list just for the grownups aged 21+ (festivals that are perfect for a day/evening when you have a babysitter planned).

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Spring & Summer Festivals in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Sunflower Music Festival (Norfolk)
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 12-6:30pm

Crabtown Seafood Festival (Hampton) 
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022

AIHR presents India Fest (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 11am-7pm

5th Annual Great Food Truck Festival (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 11am-8pm

NashFest 757 (Norfolk)
*open to all ages, no specific activities are listed for children
Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 12-8pm

Neptune Festival 48th Annual Boardwalk Weekend (Norfolk)
Date: September 30-October 2, 2022

 

Festival Events Just For Adults (21+)

7th Annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival (Norfolk)
*adult event, 21+

Date: August 27, 2022 from 1-6pm.
Address: 31st Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

25th Annual Fall Wine Festival (Norfolk)
*adult event, 21+

Date: September 10-11, 2022 from 12-5pm.
Address: 31st Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

 

Previous Festival Events in 2022

Holi – Festival of Colors (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022

VB Volunteer Rescue Squad Oyster Roast and Craft Beer Festival (Virginia Beach)
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 1-5pm

2022 Cherry Blossom Festival (Virginia Beach)
Date: March 26-April 3, 2022

Gloucester Daffodil Festival (Gloucester)
Date: April 2-3, 2022 from 10am-5pm

Taste of India Asian Indian Festival (Norfolk) 
Date: No 2022 Info.  Historically mid-April or November.

2022 Spring Fest at Joel C Bradshaw Fairgrounds (Windsor)
Date: April 22-24, 2022

Chesapeake Spring Art Festival at City Park (Chesapeake)
Date: April 23-24, 2022

Historic Phoebus Spring Fling & Beer Festival (Hampton)
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10am-6pm

East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 12-2:30pm

EARTH (Day) FEST (Newport News)
*open to all ages, no specific activities are listed for children at this time
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 1-5pm

Norfolk NATO Festival (Norfolk)
Date: April 28-May 8, 2022.  Flag raising, Parade of Nations, International Village  & rugby match round out individual events of this week-plus festival.

Historic Hilton Village Spring Festival (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 11am-5pm

Virginia International Tattoo at Norfolk Scope (Norfolk)
Date: April 28-May 1, 2022

Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival (Chesapeake)
Date: April 30, 2022

Bacon’s Castle Spring Village Faire (Surry)
Date: April 30, 2022 from 10am-5pm

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival (Virginia Beach)
Date: April 30 – May 1, 2022

Israel Fest: Celebrating Israel’s 74 Years at Simon Family JCC (Virginia Beach)
Date: May 1, 2022 from 12-4pm

Virginia Beach Festival of Champions at Mount Trashmore Park (Virginia Beach)
Date: May 7, 2022 from 10am-4pm

VA International PanFest (Virginia Beach)
Date: May 7, 2022 from 10am-4pm

CANCELED due to weather: Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends at Newport News Park (Newport News)
Date: May 7, 2022 from 10am-5pm

Virginia Beach Taco Festival (Virginia Beach)
Date: May 7 & 8, 2022 from 12-8pm

Chesapeake Jubilee (Chesapeake)
Date: May 19-22, 2022

Bayou Bon Vivant: Cajun Music, Food & Art Celebration (Norfolk)
*open to all ages, no specific activities are listed for children
Date: May 20-22, 2022

Egyptian Festival: Global Coptic Day (Hampton)
Date: May 20-22, 2022

Smithfield Arts Festival (Smithfield)
Date: May 21, 2022 from 9am-4pm

Asian Fest 2022 (Virginia Beach)
Date: May 21, 2022 from 10am-5pm

Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival (Norfolk)
Dates: May 21-22, 2022. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Pungo Strawberry Festival (Virginia Beach)
Date: Canceled for 2022.  Usually held Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Summer (Virginia Beach)
Date: May 27-29, 2022

Umoja Festival (Portsmouth)
Date: May 27-29, 2022

Newport News Greek Festival (Newport News)
Date: June 2-5, 2022

The Bodacious Bazaar (Hampton)
Date: June 3-5, 2022

Blackbeard Pirate Festival  (Hampton)
Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 from 6-8pm, Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10am-10pm and Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 12-6pm

3rd Annual Hilton Art Walk and Busker Festival (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 11am-5pm

FUSE Fest (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 12-6pm

Lavender Festival (Gloucester) 
Date: No 2022 date announced.  Usually early June.

Sweethaven Lavender Festival Days (Williamsburg) 
Date: No 2022 date announced.  Usually early June.

The Annual Seawall Festival (Portsmouth) 
Date: June 10-11, 2022

Norfolk HarborFest (Norfolk) 
Date: June 10-12, 2022

Juneteenth in the Park (Norfolk) 
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 12-5pm

La Fiesta Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach)
*open to all ages, no specific activities are listed for children
Date: June 24-25, 2022

HATCH Youth Fest 2022 (Hampton)
Date: June 25, 2022 from 10am-5pm

Hampton African American Heritage Festival (Hampton) 
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 11am-10pm

Totally Tribute Music Fest (Virginia Beach)
*open to all ages, no specific activities are listed for children

Date: July 1-3, 2022

BIG LIST: 4th of July Celebrations (Hampton Roads)

Butterfly Festival (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 10am-4pm

Watermen’s Museum Seafood Festival (Yorktown)
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 11am-4pm

Norfolk Latino Music Festival (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 4-10pm

Hampton Roads Public Coast Guard Festival (Chesapeake)
Date: Friday, August 5, 2022 from 10am-3pm

Polyfest 2022 (Virginia Beach)
Date: August 5-6, 2022

Virginia Beach Water Lantern Festival (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 5:30-10pm

Mac & Cheese Festival (Norfolk)
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 2-8pm

ViBe Mural Festival (Virginia Beach)
Date: August 19-28, 2022

Virginia Honey Bee Festival (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10am-4pm

Annual Nansemond Indian Tribal Pow Wow (Suffolk)
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21, 2022

Reggae on the Green Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach)
Date: August 20-21, 2022 from 12-7pm

East Coast Surfing Championships (Virginia Beach)
Date: August 21-28, 2022

Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival (Norfolk)
*open to all ages, no specific activities are listed for children

Date: August 26-27, 2022

Virginia Beach Funk Fest (Virginia Beach)
*open to all ages, no specific activities are listed for children

Date: August 26-27, 2022

End Of Summer Bash at Historic Greenbrier Farms (Chesapeake)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10am-8pm

Pawpaw Festival (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11am-4pm

 

Previous Festival Events Ages 21+

Bacchus Wine and Food Festival
*adult event, 21+

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022, 6-10pm
Address: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601

Smithfield VA Wine & Brew Fest
*adult event, 21+

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 12-5pm
Address: Windsor Castle Park, 705 Cedar Street, Smithfield, VA

Revolutionary Beer Fest
*adult event, 21+

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022, 1-5pm
Address: Khedive Shrine Center, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival (Yorktown)
*adult event, 21+

Date: May 7, 2022 from 12-6pm.
Address: 400 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival (Norfolk)
*adult event, 21+

Date: May 7-8, 2022 from 11am-6pm.
Address: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia

Bacchus Wine and Food Festival
*adult event, 21+

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022, 6-10pm
Address: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601

Smithfield VA Wine & Brew Fest
*adult event, 21+

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 12-5pm
Address: Windsor Castle Park, 705 Cedar Street, Smithfield, VA

Revolutionary Beer Fest
*adult event, 21+

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022, 1-5pm
Address: Khedive Shrine Center, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival (Yorktown)
*adult event, 21+

Date: May 7, 2022 from 12-6pm.
Address: 400 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690

Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival (Norfolk)
*adult event, 21+

Date: May 7-8, 2022 from 11am-6pm.
Address: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia

17th Annual Spring Wine Festival (Norfolk)
*adult event, 21+

Date: May 14, 2022 from 12-5pm.
Address: 31st Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA 23451